|Re: 9/18/74 - Parc De Expositions DDP 19|
Posted by grendelschoice on Sep 8, 2014 3:16pm into GratefulDead
We'll probably all have a different reading on it, but what I heard listening to this awesome version again today I could swear is a distinct reading of Sly & the Family Stone's "Thankuforlettinmebemiceelfagain"...spin that tune then go immediately to that stop and start funk section of this 9/18/74 version and tell me if you agree....it took me a minute but I'd place dollars to donuts that that's it!...
|Re: JG guitar tone - a query for the guitar players|
Posted by unclejohn52 on Aug 11, 2014 12:30pm into GratefulDead
Thank you both - this is what I was after. As you say, the stage gear only enhances the tone from his hands to speakers. It's the single coil pickups and switching to the bridge pickup then, that I think you're implying were the foundation of the guitar's sound, along with amp/gear adjustments as noted by DP. Then multiply that by Garcia's expert technique...
I've viewed that YouTube of Althea several times, watching him slip the pick back and forth......
Posted by beep* on Aug 8, 2014 8:46pm into GratefulDead
Althea's pic post gave me a perfect intro for this:
|Re: beast of a show for a newbie|
Posted by Left Hand Monkey on Jul 21, 2014 7:11pm into GratefulDead
Well since she knows TOG, start her off with 4-4-87. It is a very novice-friendly show with Iko, Hand Jive, Promised Land, PITB, One of the better BOR, a great Althea, Dew, and oh yeah, Truckin'....
|7/21/84 - TDIH - The 1984 Project|
Posted by Mandojammer on Jul 21, 2014 5:52am into GratefulDead
Just short of being a "Stand out show for the Year"
Cold Rain and Snow and Truckin' were graded as "Stand out for the Year" tunes. Truckin' not for the reason you might think....
43. 7/21/84 – Ventura County Fairgrounds, Ventura, CA
a. Shakedown Street – As in recent shows, some trepidation at the brightness and jangle in the keys, and the immediate chiming we are subjected to......
|TDIH Alpine Valley 1989|
Posted by stratocaster on Jul 19, 2014 6:32am into GratefulDead
Always tempting to go to the 1974 show today (which I will listen to at some point today), but this show and run at Alpine Valley, Wisconsin is outstanding and deserves recognition for featuring some of the best performances of a number of tunes and maybe one of their last "great" three night stands. I can't think of a better first set of the 86-90 Mydland era and a pretty damn strong second set. This is some of the finest late era playing you'll hear from Jerry, the band sounds bright and very......
|TDIH - Inspiration moved me.....|
Posted by Mandojammer on Jul 9, 2014 11:58am into GratefulDead
While listening to the 7/9/95 show this morning, I started to write down some thoughts and this is what fell out of my melon. I didn't bother to check if there were similar writings floating around the internet, I'd be surprised if there weren't. Enjoy......
19 years ago today, a bus pulled into Terrapin Station after a long strange trip Truckin' through the Promised Land. Onboard was a special Passenger and The Other Ones......
|The 1984 Project - 6/26/84.....Who was at this one?|
Posted by Mandojammer on Jun 26, 2014 8:02am into GratefulDead
Let's see if SDH and/or craven are paying attention at the Stella Blue paragraph....
31. 6/26/84 – Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD
He's Gone was graded as "Stand Out for the Year"
a. Tuning – Predator chimes can be heard stretching.
b. Casey Jones – Drums are very distinct. Jerry is slightly left and behind the keys, but his vocals are front left......
|Re: The 1984 Project - 6/24/84.....I wasn't there. But I was in '91|
Posted by Mooding on Jun 24, 2014 12:19pm into GratefulDead
Give it a listen. H/S/F to open, Train to Cry, Althea also quite nice.
First Supplication jam in over 5 years, and Jerry teasing it before 2nd set opener (listen closely). Plus a nice space > Other One > Morning Dew closer....
|Re: Oakie from Muskogee (Dead & Beach Boys 4.21.71)|
Posted by c-freedom on Jun 14, 2014 8:35am into GratefulDead
Hey Dudley Dead;
Merle Haggard -- The Fightin' Side Of Me-- is like a Nixon campaign rally. I remember my -World War Two- generation great Uncle's and Aunt's being of that mind frame.
I believe the left has lost it way today but mobilization against the Vietnam War was needed. My Grandfather who was the most patriotic person I knew personally went down to the draft board to keep my Uncle from going to Vietnam.(not that it helped any) and although I would help the Vietnamese people rise up agai......
|Re: A forgotten vault relesse , 'Go to Nassau' 5/15-16/80|
Posted by Dudley Dead on Jun 14, 2014 8:03am into GratefulDead
The Althea is good , but I think it go better in the next few years . But yes this is a nice one . I'm pretty persnickety about Peggy-O . I like the solo here, and it's a fine version for the era ; but compared to the tremendous versions from77 (even 78) , I feel it lost the hypnotic sweetness (and some of Garcia's mot ecstatic solos ) it had in those early peak Peggy years . My 2cents ....
|Re: A forgotten vault relesse , 'Go to Nassau' 5/15-16/80|
Posted by boat man on Jun 13, 2014 12:28pm into GratefulDead
What about that stunning "Althea"; or the Peg solo. The fat man at his best....
|A Sunday Song-Althea|
Posted by c-freedom on May 31, 2014 7:54pm into GratefulDead
Grateful Dead - Althea - 12/31/79 - Oakland Auditorium (OFFICIAL)
---Wow. recently uploaded to You-Tube.
"Can't talk to me without talking to you
We're guilty of the same old thing
Talking a lot about less and less
And forgetting the love we bring"
|Re: Still Under the Radar |
Posted by beep* on May 21, 2014 9:46pm into GratefulDead
That IS a huge list. But to my eyes (and ears) it would appear that as the price goes down, the quality goes up. I won't start nit-picking away but only to say that some of my favorites there are in the "reasonable" areas shockingly enough. (10k-60k perhaps)
Most of those big time acts (500k-1 mil+) would have to pay me a million smackeroonies to get me to sit (gag!) through one of their pretentious hell-borne quagmires......
|Re: Hey craven ~ busted|
Posted by stratocaster on May 20, 2014 5:09pm into GratefulDead
I was at all three of these shows, the 05-21 show was the best by a long shot...I remember this show for it being the last time I've ever ingested shrooms and for the pretty decent morning dew...the first night was awful, the Althea is the worst version of anything I saw them do live...the Sunday night gig I did by myself and had the incredible fortune of getting myself about ten feet away from a small group of gorgeous showgirls, a couple of which decided to go topless for a time......
|TDIH 1983 melts into a dream|
Posted by stratocaster on May 15, 2014 5:31am into GratefulDead
Would be easy to go straight to one of the few Road Trips I own in 05-15-1970 (truly disgusting Lesh tone and bass roll in Other One), however today's selection harkens back instead to 1983, a time of Reaganomics, Return of the Jedi and Garcia's descent into Mordor...do check out 05-13, 05-14 of this stand at the Greek too, very solid all around, especially 05-14...
Second set was one of my favorite tapes back in the day, still come back to it...no soundboard exists to my knowledge,......
Posted by stratocaster on May 12, 2014 5:31am into GratefulDead
Coliseum, New Haven, Conn. One of the better shows of the year, typically overshadowed by 05-06 and 05-16. First set is very well played, with Althea smoldering and China>Rider blazing. Second set opens with a very strong Shakedown Street, later He's Gone is dedicated to Bob Marley and is really a fine version. Post space is not anything special on paper, but the band gives attention to each tune.
|Re: So, How Many Songs Mention Mothers?|
Posted by c-freedom on May 11, 2014 1:07pm into GratefulDead
Happy Mother's Day Althea Rose!
Sing me Back Home
"There is a song my Mama sang"...
|Phil's Claim from Berkeley 1984 |
Posted by billydlions on May 1, 2014 5:41pm into GratefulDead
I must have too much free time tonight as I decided to see if Phil was right about not repeating any songs during this run. I guess we can't blame the man for his faulty memory, but I was impressed that for 6 shows they only repeated a few songs: on 10/31 we get He's Gone and OMSN (both played 10/27), Deal is played on 10/27 and 11/3 and Throwing Stones on 10/28 and 11/3. Perhaps I missed a few, but what other band could play for 3 hours on 6 nights and repeat only 4 songs? Do you think they......
|Sing those blues away|
Posted by c-freedom on Mar 27, 2014 6:15am into GratefulDead
"I Know You Rider" by Grateful Dead, cover by Anaya Jolie
Jackson Danger: Acoustic "Althea" By The Grateful Dead
Ripple - Grateful Dead Cover - performed by Sophie
Grateful Dead - Wharf Rat (cover) Naelee Rae
Mountains Of The Moon- Grateful Dead Acoustic Cover
Friend of the De......
|Re: The Sunday Song: Franklin's |
Posted by c-freedom on Mar 17, 2014 1:25pm into GratefulDead
Hey Althea Rose;
No, I would say that Hunter has infused some dead songs with biblical references.
The line in Franklin's about "one watch by night, one watch
by day" seems to be biblical in nature. To me it has the feel of the chapter of Isaiah I referenced. It also parallels the rebuilding of the walls after the Jews returned from the Persian exile but I felt that might be to obscure a reference for this forum.
There are tunes like the Wheel that almost certainly are biblical infused -refer ......
|TDIH 1981 & year in review|
Posted by stratocaster on Mar 13, 2014 1:03pm into GratefulDead
Uttica 1981 - a nice show in a month of good playing from the Dead. Of particular note is the well jammed Cassidy in the first set and It Must Have Been the Roses, Estimated>Eyes and Wharf Rat from the second set, all three second set tunes make the 1981 year in review highlight reel, a project that is finally nearing completion
SBD Partial 1st Set http://archive.org/details/gd1981-03-13.pset1.sbd.digitalrbb.miller.113101.flac16
SBD 2nd Set http://archive.org/details/gd1981-03-13.sbd.unkno......
|Re: Date this Hampton pic!|
Posted by Pig Street ! on Mar 5, 2014 12:29pm into GratefulDead
Also I'm not exactly sure but the yellow tape mentioned earlier, it could be when they started cracking down a bit on the shakedown Street. Don't get me wrong Hampton was awesome for shakedown Street but the late 80s due to the excessive amount of heads not going to the show, some restrictions were in place. But obviously not the fountain :-) I got to go with Althea Rose our site designer specialists, and also the observation of the trees, I'm going for March 87 or March 88.
I can tell you wher......
|Re: Same day, different month (The 1984 Project)|
Posted by snoori on Feb 28, 2014 12:51pm into GratefulDead
Sorry Mando, that kinda made my point. Althea, Bird Song, Playin'> China Doll are nicely done but I don't feel the creative juices that were flowing 20 years earlier. Missing the vitality of youth I guess.
|Re: Satanic jam bands - Sunday morning satire for you|
Posted by c-freedom on Feb 24, 2014 4:11am into GratefulDead
Yeah the term- jam band - is also pretty in house.
The misspelling of all band names in the article
also a 'red flag'.
The worst article ever written against the Dead and Garcia in specific was by George Will who took the occasion of Jerry's passing to lambast everything in the Grateful Dead universe....
|Re: A 16-Year-Old on the Dead, 1973|
Posted by Skobud on Feb 23, 2014 7:41am into GratefulDead
He was a hell of a writer for his age...I dug that article, thanks for posting it Althea. What a wild time that must have been, October '73 in San Rafael....Think about the run of shows the boys were about to uncork - it's freakin' incredible. Fall '73 rivals Spring '77 in my book any day. What a great read and a feel for what it was like for them at that time.
That kid could write.
|Re: A Sunday song: 1) Shirley Caeser 2) B. Miller-Article|
Posted by c-freedom on Feb 16, 2014 2:37am into GratefulDead
Hey Althea Rose;
I hear a real mix of eastern and western culture.
This is not my worship music but I respect anyone else's right to claim it as such.
I am still looking for a left handed monkey wrench
somewhere around here at IA.
|Re: There's music everywhere ...|
Posted by c-freedom on Feb 10, 2014 10:51am into GratefulDead
The music comes thru the photo's!!!...
|Culture-Althea (for you cold-weather heads)|
Posted by c-freedom on Feb 10, 2014 10:37am into GratefulDead
Posted by Monte B Cowboy on Feb 1, 2014 1:51pm into GratefulDead
I was thinking, why not take some direct action? You and skobud could start a new web site for "our GD stuff and The Archive patrons". Althea Rose could write a grant proposal. I could put together a new Radio Program at KRFC in Fort Collins, and maybe together we can make something good happen. Who wants to be The program Hosts and MCs, by phone or in person? Why? I can volunteer to engineer the new Radio Program broadcasting.
Avogadro's Number - "Avo's" - in Fort Collins is "where the people ......
|Re: hilarious anti-GD bit from radio show|
Posted by user unknown on Jan 29, 2014 9:50pm into GratefulDead
If Opie and Anthony is the funniest show on radio, "at least we're enjoying the ride", 'cause radio just isn't thay enjoyable. And I have to agree woth Althea's opinion of those two. And you can add Howard Stern, John Boy and Billy and Bubba the Love Sponge to the Radio Broadcasters Douche Club. Of course, that's just my opinion and I could be wrong."...
|What are you listening to....|
Posted by jimmykick on Jan 29, 2014 7:42am into GratefulDead
Took a hair-raising, dark star drive to work this morning
through a blizzard: but as usual, I was saved by the Grateful Dead!
Listened to GD-Volume 6. Opens with about 16 minutes of Space>Truckin'>Other One from Mountain View 6-21-89. Stunning Brent work in Space and an otherworldly, spectacular TOO-the whole band WORKING and Bobby's vocals are just exactly perfect. That eases into BEW from Copenhagen 4-14-72, Jerry's vocals sublime and understated.
A quick cross-fade leads to Pig's Hard to ......
|Re: 'The Greatest American Rock Band'?|
Posted by ghostofpig on Jan 22, 2014 5:52pm into GratefulDead
Althea was their last truly great song--on all fronts. Brilliant lyrics--focused and moving--playing which shows their sensitive intermingling--great bass--I could go on. One of their top ten....
|Re: "The Greatest American Rock Band"?|
Posted by AltheaRose on Jan 21, 2014 8:19pm into GratefulDead
I like that Althea and Loser made the cut. That's thinking outside the box. But speaking of boxes, it's hard to see Touch of Grey in there when BoR isn't; or Estimated instead of TOO, particularly when the standard is apparently "can be sung around the campfire." And no Truckin or Sugar Mag? But OK, it's only 10 and it's subjective.
What struck me, though, was the comment on the GD being THE Greatest American Rock Band......
|Re: Lighting / Light Shows |
Posted by c-freedom on Jan 2, 2014 2:48am into GratefulDead
I thought the appeals the band members gave at the save the rainforest benefit at M.S.G were very telling.
I remember being very committed to that issue and still am mainly because the Dead put the issue of clear-cutting and deforestation out there rather than politicizing the Rainforest itself.
I had been extremely politicized at College in the 80's to the point of that being my religion. Yet the biggest flaw I experienced with that approach to life was even though it brought passion and purpos......
|Re: 2017 - The Kennedy Center Honors...Robert Hunter and the Grateful Dead|
Posted by c-freedom on Dec 30, 2013 11:48pm into GratefulDead
How cool is that!!!
Althea Rose- if you have one of Phil
with the members of Bread
then I am really toasted.
and I better start making plans
to fly to D.C. and rent a spiffy tux.
(The boys sure did look great on the GO To Heaven LP.)...
|Re: 2017 - The Kennedy Center Honors...Robert Hunter and the Grateful Dead|
Posted by c-freedom on Dec 30, 2013 9:53pm into GratefulDead
With the Dead's luck at high profile events it would probably end up being Justin Beiber doing 'Mason's Children'
with Miley Cyrus doing a rousing rendition of 'Night of a Thousand Stars' oh and I am sure that the surviving members of Bread can be brought together for an Acoustic 'Day Job'.
Rule of Thumb- Don't get too dressed up unless someone is going in the ground or a blood relative is getting hitched.
|TDIH nuggets abound|
Posted by stratocaster on Dec 30, 2013 5:43am into GratefulDead
One of the best TLEOs,, very groovy...rest of show is a nice prelude to the monster show the next night...Loser is top notch as well
One of the best first sets of the period, Cumberland and Rooster are dynamite, in Rooster, Weir actually plays a competent and nearly tasty slide solo and gives the baton to Garcia, who just destroys with a knock-out blues sol......
|Re: A certain Althea|
Posted by Reade on Dec 3, 2013 3:23pm into GratefulDead
#473 featured the Althea from the 3/15/90 Landover release....?...
|Re: A certain Althea|
Posted by timewarpwiretap on Dec 3, 2013 1:39pm into GratefulDead
I looked the GD Hour archives over pretty well. They may have played it on a new vault or dick's picks release ( which they don't seem to list the songs for )....
|TDIH 81 and review update|
Posted by stratocaster on Dec 3, 2013 9:58am into GratefulDead
12-03-1981 - and the Dead thus toureth the region known as the Midwest or the Doldrums during the winter months...Dane County is stuck in Cheeseland...one of the better first sets of the year, the band sounds great, CC Rider is outstanding, Althea smokes, Deep Elem is great, Garcia is in fine voice and his playing is sharp, second set is creative and satisfying. Very Strong Black Peter.
So, I have completed about 80% of the 1981 year in review, found quite a few new nuggets in the mix and have ......
|Re: A certain Althea|
Posted by esreveRDelay on Dec 3, 2013 7:37am into GratefulDead
I would interested in this Althea you talk about, see'in I love that tune when it's done right....
|Re: A certain Althea|
Posted by timewarpwiretap on Dec 2, 2013 5:56pm into GratefulDead
I hadn't realized that Althea shares a ubiquity with Jack Straw & Truckin. Oh well, I'll have to enjoy the memory of the one time........... ...
|Althea Rose, re: grant writing for funding a GD documentary|
Posted by Monte B Cowboy on Nov 29, 2013 7:26pm into GratefulDead
Althea Rose, re: grant writing for funding a GD documentary.
This young lady wrote an honest essay [for funding?] that went viral and made money.
then it's picked up on The Nation
then Bill Moyers picks it up from The Nation
|Re: A certain Althea|
Posted by jerlouvis on Nov 29, 2013 4:16pm into GratefulDead
|A certain Althea|
Posted by timewarpwiretap on Nov 29, 2013 3:36pm into GratefulDead
It was on the Grateful Dead hour, perhaps near show #350.
Jerry really bends the strings on the first notes and it's mellow and dripping funk the rest of the way. Have not been able to find it thus far....
|Re: Round About Thanksgiving ''73 ...|
Posted by Monte B Cowboy on Nov 27, 2013 9:01pm into GratefulDead
Geeeezzzzzz, Althea... jazz, Nov '73, GD? (I'm handcuffed, not to mention, a little bit paranoid 'cause I'm just a village idiot.)
Maybe I'm wrong (cause I didn't look this up), but aren't some of the Nov' and Dec '73 shows commercial-only releases? And not all of us reading this are on par with the likes of Strat and LiA. Not to mention, I can't dance to, sing to, or play any music worth a darn. And forty years ago, I was sitting in with musician's discussions many times, including their disda......
|Re: DOCumenting the Dead ... OK here's my grant proposal.|
Posted by Monte B Cowboy on Nov 16, 2013 8:22am into GratefulDead
I agree most "tidbits" have already been mined. Everything still needs to be collected and organized (like my taper's handbook, for example). Who knows, Ken Burns might enjoy some of our story-telling? We have plenty to tell you.Jorma and MandoCasady and MandoCharlie and DonnaTC and MonteA Ken Burns investigation and documentary would expose countless more Dead connections. Any good film maker investigating the Dead's history will find "Dead tidbits" floating around everywhere......
|Re: The best Wheel|
Posted by stratocaster on Nov 4, 2013 9:47am into GratefulDead
In doing the 1981 year in review, I happened upon this little 12 and a half long monster, tucked into a show known more for the extended Shakedown Street...easily the best version of the 80s I've heard...
Jack Straw, They Love Each Other, Me & My Uncle-> Big River, Althea-> Little Red Rooster, Brown Eyed Women, Let It Grow-> China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider
Shakedown Street, Lost Sailor-> Saint Of Circumstan......
|Re: albums of any kind...?|
Posted by AltheaRose on Oct 25, 2013 8:01pm into GratefulDead
Oh, that's funny. I tried to find the originals.
Here's the link to Robert Christgau's page where he excerpts all his reviews of GD albums up to '96. Often harsh but pretty spot on.
"Go to Heaven [Arista, 1980]
Not counting the lovely revamped "Don't Ease Me In," the best song here is a Garcia-Hunter trifle called "Alabama Getaway." It grieves me to report that it isn't about dope dealers fleeing the troopers......
|Re: good ol daze|
Posted by user unknown on Oct 24, 2013 5:12am into GratefulDead
Althea, I went to school with several guys named "Donnie". Well they were actually "Donald", but everyone called them "Donnie". I did go to public school, and no we didn't pray before school, we had "Christian Education" once a week. It was taught by a sweet, but grizzled, little old lady named Constance Rumbeau. She would read us a bible story, we would sing a couple of the easier hymns and close with a prayer......
|Re: What's in a name? 'The Grateful Dead'|
Posted by Monte B Cowboy on Oct 21, 2013 1:14pm into GratefulDead
All the way on one end is Top-Forty. It is centered around the Vocals... and it's mostly about Simple music. This is the lowest common denominator and the largest mass appeal. (American Idol.)
GD was the hippest counterculture band out there in the late '60s and early '70s. Then along came their Alembic PA system in '73. There was nothing like it before this! Believe me, this put the "fear factor" into any band like what Little Sense mentions - "I could never go back to the prepackaged, practic......
|Re: The 1984 Project - Show of the Year (So far) Update|
Posted by Mandojammer on Oct 15, 2013 11:18am into GratefulDead
Elb - Here you go. Not a flattering review - seemed like a "peaks and valleys" show. Some really good stuff, but what wasn't good was pretty bad. Some of the comments may have been a function of a bad source, so if anyone has a suggestion for a better one, I'll give it a shot. I didn't listen to all sources before picking one out - I just went with the one with the highest number of downloads.
Bottom line up front (BLUF): "All in all this would have to be considered a below average show......
|TDIH Ten Ten one of my favorite Dead days|
Posted by stratocaster on Oct 10, 2013 10:04am into GratefulDead
Let us bask in all the delights this day has to offer...One of the better days in Dead history and a personal favorite anniversary day...the 1968, 1976, 1980, 1981 and 1982 shows are all outstanding, in particular the 1980 and 1982 specimens are perhaps the best shows of those respective years, the '68 is none too shabby and the '76 show rocks...pick your poison below...
10-10-1968...Mickey and the Hartbeats...Matrix...typical blazing psychadelic jams...hard to split this set up as distinct son......
|Re: Four Unusual Segues|
Posted by Phlesh Wound on Sep 25, 2013 10:48am into GratefulDead
I'm pretty familiar with most of those except for the first one, which I'll have to check out. I always wish that they had played Terrapin that way (without Lady with a Fan) more often. LwaF can be pretty long and draggy without much good jamming but i do really love the Terrapin Station part of the song.
Here are a few other unusual but great segues:
Spanish Jam>U.S. Blues
|Re: Absolutely Best Qual Downloadable Archive Dead|
Posted by grendelschoice on Sep 14, 2013 1:46pm into GratefulDead
Doesn't get much better than this. Not only is the a way-under-the-radar show in terms of performance, the AUD is as good or better than any SBD for delivering crystal clear sound AND giving you the "feel" of being there w/Audience reaction.
Highlights include but are not limited to an all-time best ever LET IT GROW seguing into a killer DEAL, a great ALTHEA, sparkling FRANKLINS and top notch STRANGER......
|Re: Favorite Matrix's? |
Posted by Phlesh Wound on Sep 12, 2013 1:15pm into GratefulDead
Absolutely gorgeous sounding acoustic set, very good quality for the electric sets. Heaven Help the Fool, Althea, Jack Straw, Scarlet>Fire are highlights.
Superb first set. Playin>Crazy Fingers>M&MU>Big River opener. River is smoking. An all time great version of Looks Like Rain as well......
|Re: '...I'll be knockin on fifty's door..'|
Posted by craven714 on Sep 6, 2013 8:44am into GratefulDead
which one is it? 5-0
Im guessing its the cops tailing SDH to work due to
all the sound ordinance and roadwork destruction complaints.
Good thing Mando isn't around to hear all that tinkling ~
from '79. He might wet himself.
I got your stump pile right here btw~~
and hope that SDH has Farte Blanche at least:
Unrestricted power to fart at one's own discretion......
|Re: White Rabbbit|
Posted by Arbuthnot on Sep 1, 2013 1:11am into GratefulDead
yes yes, you've thrown that 'Airplane sucked' statement at the forum a few years back i think, so i have to assume it's something you really feel; i'm just going to have to assume it's something personal you have against the band rather than the music itself ... JA's records are immensely more listenable to anything studio recorded that the GD released, and musically they could (and did) shine brightly; i will say, the band had too many singers, and some of their live sets seem all over the plac......
|TDIH - rocking 1980 show at the Spectrum|
Posted by stratocaster on Aug 29, 2013 9:25am into GratefulDead
The era of Dr. J and Chocolate Thunder. Little known show, nice sounding board for the time, Phil comes through nicely. The band is on and Garcia sounds great. Creative playing throughout the evening. First set is highlighted by a very nice Row Jimmy that this enthusiastic crowd soaks up. St. of Circumference and Deal end the set very well. Hot second set Let It Grow. Post He's gone jam gets really interesting as it flows into Other One......
|my soundcloud page (sort of dead-related)|
Posted by midnightcarousel on Aug 21, 2013 9:54am into GratefulDead
I usually just listen, but occasionally I record songs... I have a bunch of dead covers I'm gonna put on here. Right now I got Althea and Crazy Fingers up.
edit: Like a dummy, I forgot to provide a link:
This post was modified by midnightcarousel on 2013-08-21 16:54:31...
|Re: Spiral Light (UK GD fanzine) - anyone interested in scans?|
Posted by Pig Street ! on Aug 20, 2013 5:19am into GratefulDead
Who else remembers Mikel?
Reviewer: capn doubledose - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - January 13, 2006
Glad to finally hear this I remember seeing the song list for the handbills Mikel used to hand out at the east coast shows around this time - That was the only way apart from going to to know......
|I'm so shallow|
Posted by bluedevil on Aug 7, 2013 1:15am into GratefulDead
These opening notes rank pretty close to my kid's birth...
Grateful Dead Humor
Q: How do you know when deadheads have been staying with you?
A: They're still there.
Q: How do you know when they're gonna leave?
A: The phone bill comes.
Q: Where do you hide things from deadheads?
A: Under the soap.
Q: If you see three flies in the bathroom, how do you know which one is the deadhead?
A: The one on the pot.
Q: What do deadheads say when they run ......
|Re: TDIH Starlight Theatre 1982|
Posted by bluedevil on Aug 3, 2013 11:04am into GratefulDead
This is the show that made me "get" Althea back in college tape trading days......
|Re: Your Sunshine Daydream reviews|
Posted by Arbuthnot on Aug 3, 2013 10:48am into GratefulDead
i read that article in the Times back in March, it doesn't really say anything new, just re-hashing what those 'in the know' already knew ... my problem with articles like these in the major media (or any media) is that is might often excite a flurry of interest in the short-term, but rarely will anything change for the long-term; Big Food is far too powerful and entrenched in the market and in the psyche of the public to just vanish; as Althea pointed out, many people stick with what they know,......
|TDIH Starlight Theatre 1982|
Posted by stratocaster on Aug 3, 2013 9:39am into GratefulDead
August 3, 1982 - One of the best 1982 shows. Source wise, All the sources are patchy or incomplete, this Miller edit is good and once we get through the first few tunes that have a majority old audience patch, the sbd comes through nice and clear. Half Step suffers from the patches and slight mix fluctuations, but is good otherwise, Franklins is jammy, Peggy-O and El Paso are professional, Cumberland starts to heat things up, the rest of the set, and particularly Althea, are well done, though......
|PSA - on Friday July 26 the RockyGrass 2013 live-streams are on KGNU|
Posted by Monte B Cowboy on Jul 24, 2013 10:22am into GratefulDead
KGNU radio in Boulder, Colorado is live-streaming Rockygrass 2013 starting Friday, July 26.
KGNU past coverage of Rockygrass - highlight reels from 2012 - http://www.kgnu.org/rockygrass/
This is your chance to get your gear together now, test out and debug your audio streaming kits, and get your shit together before this Friday. Althea, their low-resolution 16 kbps live-streaming should work for you!
KGNU's streaming page has iPhone and iPad support - http://kgnu.org/ht/listencomp.html
|TDIH 1989 Stand out show|
Posted by stratocaster on Jul 19, 2013 7:30am into GratefulDead
July 19th, 1989 Alpine Valley
I was tempted to go to the 1974 show today (which I will listen to at some point today), but this show deserves recognition for featuring some of the best performances of a number of tunes. Maybe not the best show of the year (that title belongs to 10/09/89), it certainly is up there, if not for one of the best first sets of the 86-90 Mydland era and a pretty damn strong second set......
|TDIH '81: Smokin' a jay with Jerry|
Posted by Phlesh Wound on Jul 10, 2013 6:30am into GratefulDead
For anyone who hasn't heard it before today's a great day to have a listen to this "interview" with Jerry. It starts out as a relatively formal interview but quickly loosens up into a warm and generous conversation as other Heads show up and a joint is passed around. A wide range of topics is discussed and while there is some fanboy geeking out at times Jerry rolls with it and we get a glimpse into how he views the "long, strange trip" that is the Grateful Dead.
|Re: TDIH 'Released'|
Posted by craven714 on Jun 26, 2013 8:28am into GratefulDead
The infamous Vegas shows. HA! Any Dead is good Dead to me.
Summer is OK: caught the DSO jubilee:
Kevins (bassist) last show in Ohio. Family medical issues~~
Could have sworn they first show was original~ A second
set Althea? come to find out it was:
The second was just filled with hits: I cant co......
Posted by AltheaRose on Jun 16, 2013 8:23pm into GratefulDead
Thanks. Jerry is really having a time on that Shakedown.
And thanks for the laugh. "The Grateful Dead show suddenly stops" ... aha! I never realized that Brent breaks were the 80s equivalent of Seastones.
Revised set list to catch attention around here:
Jack Hockey, They Love Hockey, Me and My Hockey, Big Puck, Althea is Sick of Hockey, Little Red Hockey Stick, Black and Blue Eyed Hockey Victim, Let it Stop > China Has No Hockey > I Know a Rider Truck Should Carry Away Hockey
Posted by stratocaster on Jun 16, 2013 1:32pm into GratefulDead
This is one of the best 1981 shows. First set is well played. Every song is worth a listen from track 2 on, The Jack Straw opener is part aud part sbd and the levels take a while to get perfect, Garcia's guitar is virtually non existent for most of it, by the closing jam, things are better. The sound is fine by the next song TLEO, which is strong, Althea is another great 81 version (despite Garcia turning to mumbly Joe for a lyric), Rooster showcases Weir playing the slide guitar with about 60% ......
|A Trip To Maine Helps Ease The Pain...|
Posted by SomeDarkHollow on Jun 13, 2013 6:36am into GratefulDead
Following the absolute soul-crushing events in Chicago last night I was in dire need of something to help me get back on track. Looking over my group of "go to" shows, I decided on Lewiston 1980. Well, this show has once again proven its ability to jump on my depression and beat it about the head and neck with a blunt object......
|Re: Jerry Career Highlights (Titos Back)|
Posted by stratocaster on Jun 5, 2013 4:57pm into GratefulDead
I was getting worried not seeing Dew until the nice clunky 09-18-87 climax, other than some weird moments the music wasn't in synch with the video, good job, you incorporated some of my favorite video moments, including Garcia rocking out at the end of Terrapin from 12-31-87, a lot of 87-91 mostly, the era of tons of video of the Dead...my suggestions if you do a part 2 would be to get Dark Star, Standing on the Moon, Ripple, Stella Blue, Comes A Time, Althea and He's Gone into the mix......
|TDIH 82 one of the better guest nights...|
Posted by stratocaster on May 28, 2013 9:14am into GratefulDead
Greatest Story Ever Told
Little Red Rooster
Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad->
Not Fade Away
Death Letter Blues*
Turn On Your Love Light*->
Johnny B. Goode*
Boz Scaggs guests on Walkin Blues and Death Letter Blues and John Cippolina picks on Lovelight and Johnny B Decent...
Posted by stratocaster on May 25, 2013 3:39pm into GratefulDead
The 10 year anniversary of the some show they did back in 72 or something, I don't know...anyway, check this one out, superb quality and high quality playing, but for the setting, the boys kind of dropped the ball by coming out with four completely underwhelming numbers, three debuts, to open the second set, specifically the opening Day Job, however "quintessential" this version is of this tune, the heads that day had to be wondering if they took the brown acid...these could hae been done in th......
|Re: Best livable towns / cities to live in for live music? (non-Dead)|
Posted by Monte B Cowboy on May 16, 2013 10:55am into GratefulDead
I hung out at, or I lived in or near most of the towns mentioned in this thread. There's too many places for me to mention.
re: Tell's rap on Los Osos (Calif central coast) -- I lived in SLO-town. Here's a shot of me and a buddy at Pirate's Cove nude beach. We worked together as electronic techs at TRW / Vidar in San Luis Obispo.
I have taped live music and lived in Nashville (Hillbilly Jazz), Portland (taping at KOAP- TV/FM as broadcast tech), Austin (taping as broadcast engineeer - we had Ly......
|TDIH Barton Hall 1981|
Posted by stratocaster on May 16, 2013 7:59am into GratefulDead
One of the best shows from 1981, this is also one of the more balanced sbds of the year. 1981 was a very strong year for first sets, shows often had 10-12 tunes in the first set, many unusual segues, a lot of set closing China>Riders, the show is overall a great show, Big River is hotter than a glass bowl after the third hit, Althea is top notch, Let It Grow is eco friendly...second set features a very strong Shakedown opener to refresh the funk of the show opening Stranger...Garcia rips a hole......
Posted by stratocaster on May 15, 2013 7:13am into GratefulDead
Been enjoying one of the few Road Trips I own in 05-15-1970 (truly disgusting Lesh tone and bass roll in Other One), however today's selection harkens back instead to 1983, a time of Reaganomics, Return of the Jedi and right on the cusp of Garcia's descent into Mordor, only to emerge as the fat chili dog eating, coke snorking troll of 84-85...do check out 05-13, 05-14 of this stand at the Greek too, very solid all around, especially 05-14...
Second set was one of my favorite tapes ......
|Re: Dead without Donna and Keith|
Posted by DeadEncore on May 12, 2013 5:10am into GratefulDead
Lots of agreement Althea. There are songs, especially the music never stopped are Donna songs and without her are like Salsa without cilantro. There are many others where her notes embellish the song like adding another layer of complexity which the Dead were all about.
As far as Keith, 73 right now is my go to year. Still mostly a 70's lover anyways, but 73 with it's jazz flavor truly has me captivated......
|Re: Tell me about 1980|
Posted by utopian on Apr 21, 2013 11:18pm into GratefulDead
The country was really changing from 79-80, and the deads sound followed suit. A more conservative wind was sweeping the nation politically. Disco was out, Izod shirts, piano ties, the k car.
The dead moved from the power house funk of late 79 to a much more pulled in sound of 80.
1-13-80 is a must and one of my favorites
8-26-80 good sound
9-6-80 my first show, and an Althea that makes you weep
|Re: Tell me about 1980|
Posted by stratocaster on Apr 20, 2013 7:48am into GratefulDead
I enjoy 1980, the band is getting into the groove with Mydland and an album of new material to play incessantly over the year...as compared to nearby years, I prefer 81 and 82, but 80 is generally better than late 79...the acoustic sets played in the fall were consistently superb
as for the best shows, definitely check out the Alaska stand in June, 6/19, 6/20, 6/21...09-02 and 09-06 are outstanding, particularly 09-06, 11-29 is a nice show, fantastic Terrapin, however my pick for show of the ye......
|Re: What the fuck you want, Tell?|
Posted by ghostofpig on Apr 10, 2013 7:24am into GratefulDead
Look: here's the problem, as it were. The dead were always an experience, and the live shows were meant to be seen and felt and heard. 3-D. They never thought that so many people would be collecting these tapes 40-50 years later.
As a traveling band, and one that kept growing night after night, they played similar shows from '76 onward--the suites, new introductions, etc. There was no thought that the audience was the same every night......
|What the fuck you want, Tell?|
Posted by ghostofpig on Apr 9, 2013 6:16pm into GratefulDead
jerlouvis. Actually, I can understand your perspective. Pig was no Sinatra--or whomever one might choose as a great crooner. What he had was a style that worked well in the band at that period. Sure, he could be off key, muff the words, be misogynistic, long winded, obscene, and he wouldn't have fit in to the post '72 style. Point taken.
Rather, I would say that he needed to be seen as well as heard......
|Re: TDIH '84 time for the 'Brent talk...|
Posted by Mandojammer on Apr 8, 2013 8:21am into GratefulDead
Just in case you care. Here are my notes on the Irvine show. I also preferred the Dodd SBD.
6. 4/07/84 – Irvine Meadows, Irvine, CA
a. Feel Like A Stranger* – Psychedelic funkiness? The boys sound like they are in a nice groove 6 shows into the year. Jerry and Bobby are meshed nicely during the jam at the 5:00 point......
|Re: TDIH '84 time for the 'Brent talk...|
Posted by RJ_Squirrel on Apr 7, 2013 1:25pm into GratefulDead
Blame the peruvian truckin' powder.
That is a pretty decent Althea though...I judge them by how much tinkle damage Brent inflicts (and thank god that song has no backup vocals).
|TDIH '84 time for the "Brent talk...|
Posted by stratocaster on Apr 7, 2013 1:01pm into GratefulDead
not a particularly epic show, but a standout West LA and Althea highlight the first set. Second set peaks with the Other One, which sans the Lesh bomb intro roll still shines with Garcia and Weir committed to some quality jamming, however the Other One also highlights (lowlights?) Brent Mydlands use of that dreadful tinkly keyboard tone that we all hear as a modified toddler xylophone/ piano...one would think and hope that this ef......
|Re: Acoustic GD covers|
Posted by WillCo on Apr 6, 2013 1:56pm into GratefulDead
I don't listen to them much any more, but a while back I really enjoyed The Kind Buds. I see that I even felt moved to write a review on the item page for this show here on the archive.
Try Althea, for example.
Mr Blotto is another really good band that covers GD stuff (usually electric, but sometimes acoustic). There's masses of great stuff of theirs free to download from the archive......
|Re: 1984: A Year In Review Project (Update)|
Posted by Mandojammer on Mar 28, 2013 9:08am into GratefulDead
As promised. I thought this was a pretty good show - easily could come back and make it a stand out. A slight nod to the second set over the first set, but I'm probably letting myself get biased by Jerry's crash and burn in Touch to end the first set. They started strong but faded fast - at least I thought Jerry did. I agree with you that West LA and Althea were really good tunes in the set - I also really liked CC and My Brother Esau......
|Re: 1984: A Year In Review Project (Update)|
Posted by stratocaster on Mar 27, 2013 4:20pm into GratefulDead
what was your impression of 04-07? always enjoyed the first set, particularly West LA and Althea
also, you got a big show coming up in 05-08
wait to hear your review, this show is notable for Wharf Rat and Dew appearing together in the same set for the first time since May 22 77. in Dew, by the way, the band actually gets the damn intro almost perfect......
|Re: 1981 year in review project - update|
Posted by rdenirojb87 on Mar 13, 2013 3:27am into GratefulDead
I look forward to the results. A few years back I listened to almost every available min of GD audio from the band's inception up through 12/31/71. The most difficult part was finding enough time to "actively" listen to the shows. I usually do a lot of multitasking when listening to music, so I had to make more time to just sit and listen with no distractions. Ultimately, it was the repetitiveness of the '71 set lists that finally did me in, though '81 is a bit more varied......
|Re: 1981 year in review project - update|
Posted by grendelschoice on Mar 12, 2013 1:54pm into GratefulDead
Excited to see this....agree that '81 was THE year for Althea...and i've also found that the best '81 shows aren't necessarily the ones w/the most eclectic set lists (and there's not much variance anyway until you get to the end of the year)--so it's worth listening for the quality of performance within the set list rather than looking for wow factors in the sets themselves....
|1981 year in review project - update|
Posted by stratocaster on Mar 12, 2013 1:35pm into GratefulDead
For those who recall, back in November I launched a complete 1981 year in review project. The goal was to evaluate shows based on subjective and objective criteria, both performance and sound quality, culminating in a show "grade", much like LIAs E72 wine style grading...I have now gone through 20 shows and have created a spreadsheet. Have kept to the chronological order, with some exceptions...some observations thus far...
1.) Prepare for the long haul when doing a year in review, 70 plus sh......
|Re: 3/2/81 a nice relaxed/lacking in energy show|
Posted by jerlouvis on Mar 12, 2013 12:27pm into GratefulDead
The Shakedown is a very interesting,relaxed version that holds it own.The aforementioned Althea is very good and the Jack-A-Roe while a little fast for my taste is well played.The Playin' in the Band is extraordinary with all three guitars participating throughout,at about 6:30 they all lock in and take off for a genuine out jam,after the China Doll they do another tight three and a half minutes on the Playin' theme and kick into a five and and a half minute reprise after space,all in all about ......
|3/2/81 a nice relaxed/lacking in energy show|
Posted by Dudley Dead on Mar 12, 2013 11:52am into GratefulDead
I am sure that many will find this show much to lacking in power . The review in the Taper's guide was down on this one . But I really like the unusual 2nd set, with the long (for the era) Playin' into China Doll, back to a Playin' jam, drums, space, and a fairly unusual Playing reprise, into a slow, spacey Wheel (just the way I like them, I am less impressed when it sort of became a fist pumper) ......
|Re: 5/10/80 AUD .|
Posted by Death&Mercy on Mar 3, 2013 4:28pm into GratefulDead
While I generally don't like Feel Like A Stranger, I do enjoy some of the freaky 80 and 81 versions. This one just seemed a bit flat to me. I'll try it again.
A few other nuggets from the period I think you will love:
Althea and GDTRFB from 04/28, good 1st set with a huge Passenger from 04/29, a great 1st set from 05/06, a real solid 2nd set from 05/08, Jack Straw and GDTRFB from 05/15.
|Re: Was Jerry a Lazy Songwriter?|
Posted by Uncle_John on Feb 17, 2013 11:18pm into GratefulDead
Maybe Jerry was more Bilbo than Frodo in that he reluctantly became the leader of the mission but, after finding the ring, was consumed and destroyed by it.
Bob doesn't fit well into the Bilbo scenario.
|Re: Was Jerry a Lazy Songwriter?|
Posted by Uncle_John on Feb 17, 2013 9:57pm into GratefulDead
LiA is right, of course. I shouldn't have spouted off from the top of my head.
Looking at songs that made it into regular rotation for a time and were later dropped for good, it's actually a pretty short list: Cryptical, St. Stephen, Cosmic Charley, Doin' that Rag, Dupree's, Casey Jones, To Lay me Down, Ripple, Weather Report, Lazy Lightning, Lost Sailor, Day Job, Esau, and Push Comes to Shove. I read somewhere that they quit playing St Stephen because it took too much effort/practice to get......
|Was Jerry a Lazy Songwriter?|
Posted by AltheaRose on Feb 16, 2013 4:18am into GratefulDead
There was a comment in a thread below that Bob took over a lot of the songwriting duties cuz Jerry was "a lazy songwriter." My recollection is that Hunter has basically said the same thing. He has some story about how, when he lived with Jerry, he had to drag him away from the TV to write.
So anyway, I did a comparison, and it's not exactly new information, but when you look at it this way ... dang it's striking......
|Re: Sammy Hagar singing Loose Lucy|
Posted by RJ_Squirrel on Feb 13, 2013 6:38pm into GratefulDead
Oh, this Althea...come back, Sammy!!!...